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A Comparative Study of Open-Source and Licensed CAD Software to Support Garment Development Learning

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School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, 73100 Kounoupidiana, Crete, Greece
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Department of Mechanical Engineering & Industrial Design, Western Macedonia University of Applied Sciences, 50100 Greven√°, Greece
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Machines 2019, 7(2), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines7020030
Received: 1 April 2019 / Revised: 24 April 2019 / Accepted: 26 April 2019 / Published: 1 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in CAD/CAM/CAE Technologies)
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Abstract

Most universities have included computer-aided design (CAD) pattern making systems education and training in their clothing technology courses in recent years, so as to respond to the actual needs of the fashion world for high-skilled fashion designers and clothing engineers. With the rapid rise in the use of open source software (OSS) in all types of applications, it is important to know if the existing OSS CAD software for garment prototyping development can successfully support the learning process. The present study compares two commercial licensed CAD systems for pattern design (Polypattern and Create) to an open source software, Seamly2D, and to Wild Ginger’s Caveo V6 programme, which runs within an OSS. In total, two licensed and two OSS systems have been evaluated in their weights in accomplishing the garment development of ten different pattern designs. The results obtained for the evaluation of a set of OS and licensed CAD systems are presented and critically discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: open-source CAD software; pattern design; licensed CAD; CAD teaching; teaching/learning strategies open-source CAD software; pattern design; licensed CAD; CAD teaching; teaching/learning strategies
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Papachristou, E.; Kyratsis, P.; Bilalis, N. A Comparative Study of Open-Source and Licensed CAD Software to Support Garment Development Learning. Machines 2019, 7, 30.

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